Payroll and Benefits Advisor

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Business Services

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Caroline Fensome

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job Title: Payroll and Benefits Advisor

Key task and responsibilities:

  • Processing all elements of monthly Payroll with precise accuracy in a timely manner including joiners, leavers, salary/benefit changes, commissions, allowances, maternity/parental leave, sick pay etc.
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of payroll reports prior to final approval
  • Interface between internal teams, such as HR and Finance, and the external payroll and benefits providers to ensure company information needs are fully met in an effective manner.
  • Maintain accurate employee benefit records.
  • Assist employees with payroll and benefits questions and consult with appropriate vendors to resolve employee issues
  • Responsible for the management of UK pensions in partnership with benefits provider
  • Creates monthly reports for HR team and third party vendors
  • Design and distribute easy, user-friendly communication materials for employees.
  • Support the administration process for annual benefit renewals with the HR Manager.
  • Support the annual HR process, including annual compensation reviews
  • Assisting with compensation and reward benchmarking activities
  • Responsible for the management of all Payroll and Benefits invoices
  • Working in partnership with the HR Manager and HR Administrator to ensure the smooth running of the HR Operations, globally.
  • Develop and maintain the payroll and benefits pipeline, to ensure a streamlined approach
  • Be empowered to suggest ways in which document processes can be amended to ensure smarter ways of working are adhered to.
  • Maintain confidentiality and operate with integrity in accordance with the GDPR and Company policies and procedures.
  • Providing generalist HR support to the HR team across the full employee life cycle.
  • Support HR team in ad-hoc HR projects

Key Required Skills/Competencies

  • Strong payroll and benefits administration experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of UK Payroll and Benefits i.e. Issuing P45s, P60s and P11Ds
  • Sound understanding of UK Pensions, Auto-enrolment
  • Multi-payroll experience, ideally international (highly desirable)
  • Experience in multi-payroll management, desirable
  • Experience in managing third party vendor relationships, desirable
  • Advance excel skills
  • Appetite to develop a broader understanding of payroll and benefits.
  • Shows the ability to work within a team and alone with one's own initiative.
  • High level of tenacity and a 'can do' attitude; A strong thinker with an enquiring mind , prepared to challenge the status quo
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and escalate areas of inefficiencies and risk to the wider HR team
  • Well balanced in terms of energy; possessing a sense of urgency to work at pace, with enough patience to complete tasks with a high attention to detail
  • A methodical mind-set with strong attention to detail.
  • Structured in approach but flexible enough to work in an ever changing environment, comfortable working with ambiguity.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving mind-set, keeps abreast of payroll and benefits legislation
  • Ability to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of decisions made.
  • Degree preferred in HR or Business
  • Payroll qualification (desirable)

Language skills:

English - fluent

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